11
May
2020

Adapting to the New Normal

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COVID-19 has led companies to recommend that employees work from home. For many of us, remote work is a new reality and it takes some time to get used it. Below are a few tips for working remotely,

Tip 1: Condition our brain to get triggered for work.
When we are working remotely, we can create “starts the day” triggers that get our head ready for work in a similar way, like exercising, reading the news, or making coffee. A workspace may also be key. It can help tell your brain you’re in the place where you do work productively and without distraction.

Tip 2: Create a to- do list to keep us inspired and focused.
A simple to-do list can do wonders for keeping us organized, motivated, and productive as we work from home. Write or type out our list instead of just having it in our head. The pleasure of crossing tasks off our list can help us stay motivated.

Tip 3: Make a schedule.
Remote work requires a schedule much like a typical office job, except we are the only one holding our self-accountable. That doesn’t mean our entire day has to be only office work. Any nonwork activities also need to be scheduled. When creating our schedule, take into account the other commitments in our life. Once we have set our schedule, make it visible to our coworkers with a shared calendar. This way, they’ll know when you’re free to meet.

Tip 4: Use the proper collaboration tool.
Working from home might seem like a solo experience, It is important to set up methods for collaboration while we work remotely. Talking face to face can help collaboration, so consider videoconferencing for these moments. While email can be effective for making an official decision or passing on information.
When we are working remotely, we can create “starts the day” triggers that get our head ready for work in a similar way, like exercising, reading the news, or making coffee. A workspace may also be key. It can help tell your brain you’re in the place where you do work productively and without distraction.